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What’s New in Star Wars – February 2023

By George Bate & Josh Bate

Couple your Valentine’s Day celebrations this year with a host of new Star Wars titles you’re bound to love. Featured below is a comprehensive list of and descriptions for Star Wars projects releasing in the month of February 2023. It is important to note all of these release dates are subject to change.

February 1 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, Episode 5: “Tribe” 

Clone Force 99 returns in the latest episode of the Disney+ series.

February 1 – Sana Starros

Justin Ireland will write a brand new Marvel comic series focused on Sana Starros, one of the galaxy’s most wanted renegades who takes on the Empire. The publisher’s summary for the debut issue is as follows: “STARRING IN HER FIRST EVER SOLO SERIES! Fresh off of a string of disappointments, Sana Starros returns to her family’s ancestral home for some downtime. But family time is far from relaxing for a scoundrel and her family of ne’er do wells, especially when Stormtroopers crash dinner… Watch as JUSTINA IRELAND and PERE PEREZ bring Sana Starros to new heights!”

February 7 – Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Menace Revealed Vol. 3 

This collection of Legends comics compiles Star Wars (1998) 36-45, Star Wars: Jedi Quest (2001) 1-4, Star Wars: Jango Fett (2002) 1, and Star Wars: Zam Wesell (2002) 1. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “The Stark Hyperspace War! The Jedi Council have revealed their role in a sensitive conflict from the past — but what role did Obi-Wan’s recently deceased mentor, Qui-Gon Jinn, play? Meanwhile, Obi-Wan must confront his feelings about Qui-Gon’s death if he is to train his own new apprentice, Anakin Skywalker! Elsewhere, the double-dealing Villie Grahrk boasts of a recent encounter with the Jedi Council — but will anyone believe him? Either way, Villie’s path is about to cross with the Jedi again, as Aayla Secura reunites with her former teacher Quinlan Vos in their deadliest adventure yet! And legendary bounty hunters Zam Wesell and Jango Fett clash as they each try for the biggest score of their lives. Who will walk away?”

February 7 – Star Wars Insider 216 

The latest issue of Star Wars Insider features a look back at The Mandalorian so far, a piece about the natural spaces, wild places, and wilder creatures of Star Wars, and an overview of what it’s like to craft the ultimate timeline of the Star Wars galaxy by Amy Richau and colleagues. 

February 8 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, Episodes 6-7: “The Clone Conspiracy” and “Truth and Consequences” 

A two-part arc about the Kaminoan Cloning conspiracy debuts on Disney+ this month.

February 8 – Darth Vader 31 

Greg Pak’s Darth Vader series took a turn a few issues ago, switching focus away from Crimson Dawn to the reemergence of the Techno Union. The publisher’s summary for the latest issue is as follows: “HE TAMBOR GAMBIT! The Dark Lord finally comes face-to-face with Skakoan revolutionary Jul Tambor – and Sabé finally must pick sides! Is Jul just another selfish, revenge-driven monster? Or is he a freedom fighter who desperately cares about his people? Or both? And is Vader more interested in crushing Jul – or completing the co-option of the Handmaidens of Padmé Amidala?”

February 8 – Hidden Empire

Charles Soule’s mesmerizing Crimson Dawn and Qi’ra series unfolds with the third issue this month. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “All of Lady Qi’ra’s plans to destroy the Sith hang in the balance, but she is not alone in her desire to destroy the Dark Lords. Witness a battle decades in the making, as Darth Vader faces off against an adversary who has spent her entire life training for this one, final shot at revenge.”

February 8 – The High Republic

Cavan Scott chronicles the Battle of Jedha in his latest High Republic comic. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “HE BATTLE OF JEDHA HAS BEGUN! As the Herald of the Open Hand stokes the fires of Jedha, Vildar Mac and Matty Cathley are overcome by uncontrollable fear. Tey Sirrek is a prisoner of the Guardians of the Whills. Can he use the chaos to escape? And who are the mysterious strangers ransacking the Temple of the Kyber? Is nowhere safe?”

February 14 – The High Republic: The Battle of Jedha script 

For those who prefer script versions of audio dramas, check out this adaptation of George Mann’s High Republic story.

February 14 – Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Vol. 5 — The Raid on the Vermillion 

This new collection compiles issues 23-28 of Ethan Sacks’ Bounty Hunters series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “A clear and present Dengar! The most underestimated bounty hunter in the galaxy stars in his greatest adventure yet, and it will change the Star Wars underworld forever! Dengar is leading T’onga’s bounty-hunting crew on a desperate attempt to break into the Crimson Dawn’s stronghold – but he’s also leading them into a trap! Now, time is running out for T’onga and her crew. Will a young girl pay for their failure with her life? Meanwhile, the cybernetic Valance has found new purpose as Darth Vader’s secret weapon. But how far is he willing to go to protect an Imperial officer from assassins?”

February 15 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, Episode 8: “The Crossing”

 

Catch up with the Bad Batch in another new episode of the animated series.

February 15 – Bounty Hunters 31 

The Battle of Bestine concludes in the latest issue of Ethan Sacks’ series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “THE SHOCKING CONCLUSION TO THE BATTLE ON BESTINE! Valance is out for revenge against Darth Vader! Can T’onga and her team save their fellow bounty hunter from a fatal confrontation? And will Vukorah survive the assassins throwing the underworld into chaos?”

February 15 – Hyperspace Stories

Rey and Chewie feature in a new story by Amanda Deibert. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “In Kashyyyk, it’s a time of celebration, but is anywhere safe from the Dark Side? In need of a break from her duties to the Resistance, Rey accepts Chewbacca’s invitation to journey to his home planet for the annual Life Day celebration. But unknown to either of them, this party has a crasher; a vicious bounty hunter dispatched by the First Order!”

February 15 – Star Wars 31 

Luke and the gang find themselves far from home in the latest issue of Charles Soule’s series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa and an elite crew of Rebel heroes are lost in the farthest reaches of No-Space after a mission gone wrong. A desperate maneuver is their only chance to find a way home – but what will it cost them?”

February 22 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, Episode 9: “Retrieval” 

Check out this episode of The Bad Batch as we head into Mandalorian territory next month.

February 22 – Doctor Aphra 29 

The Spark Eternal and Crimson Dawn collide in the latest issue of Alyssa Wong’s excellent Aphra series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “TO THE BONE. The SPARK ETERNAL sets its sights on CRIMSON DAWN! As SANA STARROS and MAGNA TOLVAN race to intercept it, will DOCTOR APHRA’S most desperate gambit pay off? Or will she be lost to the SPARK ETERNAL forever?”

February 22 – The High Republic Adventures

The publisher’s summary of the latest issue of Daniel Jose Older’s adventurous High Republic series is as follows: “Undercover Padawan Sav Malágan and pirate queen Maz Kanata have been working feverishly to uncover the plot of the Dank Graks, but when they finally discover the full extent of the conspiracy, it may already be too late, and the fate of the Republic itself may hang in the balance! Can they save their friends and stop the evil plot in time?”

February 22 – The High Republic Adventures: The Nameless Terror

George Mann kicks off a new Dark Horse comic miniseries this month. The publisher’s summary for the debut issue is as follows: “Even in the shining light of the High Republic, there are shadows lurking in the galaxy. A Jedi mission to the planet Dalna suddenly comes under attack by unknown assailants. As the knights retreat to an ancient structure, it quickly becomes clear that they are far from safe. Something evil stalks the ruins, a ruthless predator, an unknown terror, a Nameless Fear!’”

February 22 – Yoda

Dooku guest-stars in a new issue of Cavan Scott’s Yoda series. The publisher’s summary is as follows: “Years before the Clone Wars, Yoda asks an old friend to come teach the next generation of Jedi alongside him – Master Dooku. And with mysterious visions haunting one of his students, Master Yoda will need all the help he can get…”

For reference, a condensed list of upcoming projects in February 2023 without descriptions is included below:

February 1 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, Episode 5: “Tribe” 

February 1 – Sana Starros 1 

February 7 – Star Wars Legends Epic Collection: The Menace Revealed Vol. 3 

February 7 – Star Wars Insider 216 

February 8 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, Episodes 6-7: “The Clone Conspiracy” and “Truth and Consequences” 

February 8 – Darth Vader 31 

February 8 – Hidden Empire 3 

February 8 – The High Republic 5 

February 14 – The High Republic: The Battle of Jedha script 

February 14 – Star Wars: Bounty Hunters Vol. 5 — The Raid on the Vermillion 

February 15 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, Episode 8: “The Crossing” 

February 15 – Bounty Hunters 31 

February 15 – Hyperspace Stories 4 

February 15 – Star Wars 31 

February 22 – The Bad Batch – Season 2, Episode 9: “Retrieval” 

February 22 – Doctor Aphra 29 

February 22 – The High Republic Adventures 4 

February 22 – The High Republic Adventures: The Nameless Terror 1 

February 22 – Yoda 4

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